Safyral Side Effects

Generic Name: drospirenone / ethinyl estradiol / levomefolate calcium

Note: This page contains side effects data for the generic drug drospirenone / ethinyl estradiol / levomefolate calcium. It is possible that some of the dosage forms included below may not apply to the brand name Safyral.

It is possible that some side effects of Safyral may not have been reported. These can be reported to the FDA here. Always consult a healthcare professional for medical advice.

For the Consumer

Applies to drospirenone / ethinyl estradiol / levomefolate calcium: oral tablet

As well as its needed effects, drospirenone / ethinyl estradiol / levomefolate calcium may cause unwanted side effects that require medical attention.

If any of the following side effects occur while taking drospirenone / ethinyl estradiol / levomefolate calcium, check with your doctor immediately:

More common
  • Breast pain or tenderness
  • headache, severe and throbbing
  • heavy non-menstrual vaginal bleeding
  • irregular menstrual periods
  • nausea
  • normal menstrual bleeding occurring earlier, possibly lasting longer than expected
Less common
  • Longer or heavier menstrual periods
  • unusual tiredness or weakness
  • vomiting
Incidence not known
  • Abdominal or stomach pain
  • chills
  • clay-colored stools
  • dark urine
  • difficulty with breathing
  • dizziness
  • fever
  • headache
  • itching
  • loss of appetite
  • pain in the chest, groin, or legs, especially the calves
  • rash
  • slurred speech
  • sudden loss of coordination
  • sudden, severe weakness or numbness in the arm or leg
  • sudden, unexplained shortness of breath
  • unpleasant breath odor
  • unusual tiredness or weakness
  • vision changes
  • vomiting of blood
  • yellow eyes or skin

Some drospirenone / ethinyl estradiol / levomefolate calcium side effects may not need any medical attention. As your body gets used to the medicine these side effects may disappear. Your health care professional may be able to help you prevent or reduce these side effects, but do check with them if any of the following side effects continue, or if you are concerned about them:

Less common
  • Crying
  • decreased interest in sexual intercourse
  • delusions of persecution, mistrust, suspiciousness, and/or combativeness
  • false or unusual sense of well-being
  • inability to have or keep an erection
  • irritability
  • loss in sexual ability, desire, drive, or performance
  • mental depression
  • quick to react or overreact emotionally
  • rapidly changing moods
  • weight gain

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to drospirenone / ethinyl estradiol / levomefolate calcium: oral tablet

Cardiovascular

Cardiovascular side effects have included hypertension, arterial or deep venous thrombotic events, strokes, and myocardial infarctions.[Ref]

Genitourinary

Genitourinary side effects have included breast tenderness, decreased libido, unscheduled (breakthrough or intracyclic) bleeding and spotting.

Gastrointestinal

Gastrointestinal side effects have included nausea, vomiting, and inflammatory bowel disease.[Ref]

Hepatic

Hepatic side effects have included jaundice, cholestasis and hepatic adenomas.[Ref]

Metabolic

Metabolic side effects have included gallbladder disease, liver function disturbances, liver tumors, hyperkalemia, hypertriglyceridemia, changes in glucose tolerance, and effect on peripheral insulin resistance (including diabetes mellitus).[Ref]

Nervous system

Nervous system side effects have included an increase in frequency or severity of migraine headaches.[Ref]

Ocular

Ocular side effects have included loss of vision, proptosis, diplopia, papilledema, or retinal vascular lesions.[Ref]

Psychiatric

Psychiatric side effects have included irritability, depression and affect lability.[Ref]

Oncologic

Oncologic side effects have included carcinoma of the breasts and reproductive organs.[Ref]

Musculoskeletal

Musculoskeletal side effects have included systemic lupus erythematosus.[Ref]

Dermatologic

Dermatologic side effects have included chloasma, angioedema, erythema nodosum, and erythema multiforme.[Ref]

Hypersensitivity

Hypersensitivity side effects have included anaphylactic reaction.[Ref]

References

1. "Product Information. Beyaz (drospirenone/ethinyl estradiol/levomefolate)." Bayer Pharmaceutical Inc, West Haven, CT.

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